PHOTO BLOG

Photo Safari Report: Namit & Usha | Nkhonzi Camp | 20 - 23 Oct 2015
12th November 2015 - 0 comments

I can't believe it's come along already...but the end of the season is here and we have had our first massive rain storm which has left the ground sodden and the roads very slippery! Just before we close here's a collection of images from a 3-day photo-safari with 2 guests from India, Namit and Usha, who joined me at Nkhonzi Camp for the last few days of the season.

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Photo Safari Skills: Night Photos
08th November 2015 - 0 comments


Over the coming months, as well as bush updates, I will be posting blogs about how to take photos in some of the more challenging situations. These include backlit subjects, night photos, birds in flight, low light photography, sunsets and several others. Watch out for the "Skills and How To" tagline.

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Photo Safari Report: Remote Nsefu Sector with AGT | Zikomo Safaris | 12 - 17 Oct 2015
23rd October 2015 - 2 comments

I am very pleased to offer the write up of the first Edward Selfe safari in association with Africa Geographic Travel, based out of Zikomo Safari Camp on the edge of the Nsefu Sector of the South Luangwa National Park. We had an outstanding week in the most dramatic time of the year when water is at a premium and animals are compressed socially and nutritionally.

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Photo Safari Report: Ken & Sandra | Flatdogs Camp | 5 - 9 Oct 2015
10th October 2015 - 0 comments

I recently led a private safari with repeat guests from my time at Flatdogs Camp. As always happens with guests who are keen to get out in the bush early in the morning, and see what nature gives us, we enjoyed some wonderful sightings. Have a read for some Luangwa inspiration.

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Photo Safari Report: Roger & Vicky | Flatdogs Camp | 1 - 4 Oct 2015
06th October 2015 - 0 comments

Roger and Vicky Fry have been safari-ing with me since 2013 and have been wonderful supporters of the Luangwa. To reward them for their perseverance and love of the bush, Luangwa showed them some stunning sights this time around, including an Aardvark to beat all others! Tempted? Read on.....

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Photo Safari Report: Hermann | Marula Lodge | 27 Sep - 2 Oct 2015
04th October 2015 - 2 comments

I have taken several bookings this year for individual photographers wanting a private safari where they can concentrate on their own photography with my assistance. I can arrange safaris for single photographers at very competitive rates - if you are interested in this, please get in touch for rates. Like Hermann was, you might well be surprised!

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Wildlife: Luangwa sightings | September
23rd September 2015 - 3 comments

September is a stunning time in the Luangwa. The lagoons are all dry, the river is the only source of water and the game is abundant along the remaining waterways. Dusty conditions filter the light leaving soft golden sunshine in the morning and evening, and the nights are still cool enough to sleep. September is a good compromise between great sightings and tolerable temperatures.

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Photo Safari: Serge & Juliette | Nkhonzi Camp | August 2015
28th August 2015 - 1 comment

I have just come out of the bush after a 2 night photo safari with Serge and his daughter, Juliette, from Marseilles in France. 2 nights is not long to spend at a camp (they had several other nights at other camps too) but it's amazing to look back and see what can be achieved in a short time in the Luangwa!

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Wildlife: An update from the last couple of weeks
14th August 2015 - 0 comments

July & August are traditionally the busiest time for safari in the South Luangwa. This year has been something of an exception (mainly due to the Ebola threat which has thankfully been contained and not spread continent-wide as some feared) and bookings have been quieter for most. Not for us however - we have had a busy year despite it being our first in the new camp, Nkhonzi.

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Wildlife: Sightings along the Luwi River
06th August 2015 - 0 comments

For a bit of variety, we occasionally lead some walking and driven safaris along the central section of the Luwi River, a sandy tributary of the Luangwa. It is a mostly grassland-floodplain habitat with bands of mopane scrub in between the dambos, and stands of Red Mahogany and Matuvi along the waterways.

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Wildlife: An all-day safari from Nkhonzi Camp
02nd August 2015 - 0 comments

Since the beginning of the season, I have been operating almost full time out of Nkhonzi Camp, a small bushcamp set deep in the heart of the South Luangwa National Park. It has been a privilege to work from such a camp where our nearest neighbour is another very small bushcamp, nearly 10km to the north. It's turned out to be a stunning location for photography too, which is not necessarily what we expected!

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Tour Information: The Times Travel Section
05th July 2015 - 0 comments

I'm very pleased to say that Matamanene Camp in Liuwa Plain, where I run my photographic safaris, has been nominated in The Times Travel section as the best in Africa for photographers! This is a huge accolade for me and for Matamanene Camp and I am very pleased to be part of that enterprise.

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Wildlife: An update
01st July 2015 - 0 comments

I've been very busy with weddings and camp photo shoots, but I always find time for some wildlife photography in between. There is nothing more relaxing for me that being out with my camera and especially when I find a group of bull elephants in the early morning!

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Photoshoots: Sam and Abbie's Wedding | 20 Jun 2015
23rd June 2015 - 0 comments


I've been very busy with weddings and camp photo shoots, but I always find time for some wildlife photography in between. There is nothing more relaxing for me that being out with my camera and especially when I find a group of bull elephants in the early morning!

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Photoshoots: New River House at Flatdogs Camp
12th June 2015 - 0 comments


Flatdogs Camp - one of the operators that I use for my safaris - have recently finished a brand new house called the Crocodile Nest. It's right on the river, with its own pool and stunning views. They asked me to do some photos for their website and marketing. Here is a small selection.

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Photo Safari: Recce Trip | Liuwa Plains NP | 10 - 14 May 2015
17th May 2015 - 3 comments

I'm very pleased to be offering photo-safaris in Liuwa Plain NP, a photographers' paradise in Western Zambia. There are very few visitors to this wilderness, and there is nowhere like it on Earth. If you are interested, read on, and visit my tour information page here

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Photo Safari: Alessandro and Co | Jackalberry Safaris | 12 - 19 Apr 2015
01st May 2015 - 0 comments

Last month (sorry for the delay in posting this!) we hosted a group of Italian photographers with Jackalberry Safaris. We spent 6 days in the bush, including 5 all-day safaris, and had some fantastic photo opportunities. The weather was a bit changeable with rain on two of the nights, but the cloudy days meant that we could take photos much later in the morning than we would have done on a sunny day.

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Tour Information: New Photo Safaris for 2015 and 2016
24th March 2015 - 0 comments

I'm very pleased to announce many new safaris for the 2015 and 2016 seasons. There are already people knocking on the door and one of the September trips already has 3 bookings, so get in touch to reserve a space!

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Photoshoots: Guide Training with Flatdogs Camp
11th March 2015 - 0 comments


I have just finished a couple of days' photo guiding with the guide team from Flatdogs Camp. Please visit this link to read all about it and see the photos that came out of it - the guides did some brilliant work, both behind the camera and behind the wheel!

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Wildlife: A mixed weekend...
08th March 2015 - 0 comments

We always take Sukey in the bush at the weekends as she loves the open-topped vehicle and having the chance to gawp at "enners" (elephants!) always makes her happy. I always take my camera (you never know what you'll find!) and this weekend was no exception.

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